The Truman Show: Warning for the Future

Peter Weir’s The Truman Show is a film of great satirical intellect and poignancy. However, beneath the facade, this “comedy” conveys important social messages that provide a warning for the future. It mocks human beings’ automatic acceptance of what they are presented with and shows how manipulative and addictive the media can be. On a … Read more

The Role of Junot Diaz in Drown

The effects and significance of unequal powers between males and females appearing in literature has been a popular topic in literary criticism. While a universal way of reading texts from a gender approach is yet to be defined. Kimmel, Hearn & Connell (2005) argued that all literary texts involving characters show a certain degree of … Read more

A picture is worth ten thousand words

Most likely, you’ve heard of Pablo Picasso, Barbra Streisand, and Marilyn Monroe, all very famous artists in many different ways. Dorothea Lange is someone who went down in history as another artist, one who caught the eyes of many through her love and passion for photography. Lange was a dedicated photographer who captured the misfortunes … Read more

The Size, Shape and Design of the Titanic

I have always been intrigued by the Titanic, but my interest boomed with the recent development in how the side of the ship was damaged. I was amazed that instead of causing a gaping wound, as was previously believed, the iceberg that Titanic hit merely caused a series of small rips in the side of … Read more

Analyzing Norma Desmond’s Final Scene

In Billy Wilder’s 1950 film Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson plays a former silent film star named Norma Desmond who lives as a wealthy recluse in order to protect herself from the truth of her irrelevance in the public eye. In the film’s first act, Norma becomes involved in a complicated romantic relationship with a down-on-his … Read more

Adam Bernstein’s Fargo: A Movie Review

Mise-en-scene is the framing arrangement of lighting, actors, decor, costume and props including the camerawork and frame. It is actually a French name meaning placing on the stage. The film Fargo was based on a true story. According to the Coen brothers who produced and direct the film they wrote a fictional story around the … Read more

Movies to watch on a lazy day

We all have a lazy mood now and then and there is nothing wrong with that. Doesn’t matter if you are tired from work, or the kids are driving you crazy, there is nothing like a quality lazy time. Well, guess what, today, August 10th, we celebrate National lazy day. So if you are feeling … Read more

Movie Analysis: Glory by Edward Zwick

In the movie Glory, they showed what it was like in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and how African Americans were able to take a stand and fight in the war. I believe the director and the actors accurately portrayed the era of the civil war, and what the people had to endure. It also furthered … Read more

The Evolution of the Enlightenment in Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David and Saturn Devouring One of His Children by Francisco Goya

The Darkness of the Philosophies The Enlightenment era made a very strong impact on art we create today. The Enlightenment era had three philosophies: neoclassical, romanticism, and realism. All three of these ended up tying together in immense ways. A revolution had begun in 1789, which in result, the art of these eras became dark … Read more

Critical Analysis Of Western Genre Films ‘Stagecoach’ And ‘Unforgiven’

Two western movies ‘Stagecoach’ and ‘Unforgiven’ are synonym and antonym of western genre films. Stagecoach shows optimistic community and hopeful people, brighter side of western. On the other hand, Unforgiven shows agony and atonement for one’s sin. Both films meet audiences’ expectations and create western film era. First, Stagecoach has many typical western features such … Read more

The Family-Focused Tourist Destinations of Disneyland Resorts and Walt Disney World

Disneyland Resorts and Walt Disney World have historically positioned themselves as family-focused tourist destinations. So, it is no surprise that Disney’s American Parks and Resorts demographic fits that description. However, Disney also attracts childless families. And, of the families attracted by Walt Disney World, an overwhelming percentage are ‘affluent’.[i] Geographically, Walt Disney World is patronized … Read more

The Use of Genre Theory in the Horror Genre

Genre theory, the attributes, and conventions of the horror genre Introduction According to Neale the film and the genre it belongs to is determined by two primary features: the genres conformity to its attributes and conventions (Stephen, 2000).And that a film should match the genres attributes to be categorized as part of that genre. Genre … Read more

A look at the customary roles of gender as depicted in the movies Beauty and the Beast, Mr Mom and The Little Mermaid, and Mulan

Traditional Gender Roles and the Media Traditionally, girls must be gentle and submissive while boys can rough house and have the freedom the opposite gender is denied. This idea of gender roles is birthed from the static expectations of old societal views. Although the media is shying away from this nowadays, many films do not … Read more

Sant Tukaram (1936) and Sant Dyaneshwar (1940) movies

In the saint films like Sant Tukaram (1936) and Sant Dyaneshwar (1940) there is an attempt towards regional-cultural negotiation of the biographical genre., Nnarratives one around the life of respective Saints are presented through its emphasis on devotional philosophy, which could be read as Non-Brahmin culture. Here we see, possibilities of challenging the caste and, … Read more

Main Character’s Unprofessional Behavior in Devil Wears Prada

Professionalism for Business Communication – Final Essay Professionalism is the conduct, aims or qualities that characterize a professional person. This concept comprises a number of different attributes such as responsibility, integrity, accountability, and excellence. Failure to conduct oneself professionally at work may lead to dire consequences in one’s career. This essay analyses several unprofessional behaviors … Read more

Secret Window

Imagine yourself exploring your recently purchased cabin that’s hidden away next to a glistening blue lake in the piney mountains. Up in the attic you come across an old wooden six drawer dresser. It seems to be hiding something. You slowly push the heavy dresser out of the way to see what’s hidden behind it; … Read more

The Killing Movie Review

The Killing story of hoods and schemers are planning to rob a Los Angeles racetrack shortens the moment-to-moment plotting from a typical to a robbery movie. This movie is a narrative movie. A splash of cold water on the face, Kubrick begins to dry off. Kubrick then begins to see the progress of the robbery, … Read more

Wells Fargo and Its Ethical Platform

Introduction Founded in 1998 as a result of a merger between the initial Wells Fargo and a Norwest based financial corporation, Wells Fargo is currently the largest financial company in terms of global market capitalization and the fourth largest bank in the United States (Rau, 2001). It is a public company traded in the NYSE … Read more

The Pros of Using a Clarinet in Music

Many people want to learn at least one instrument because learning an instrument helps to improve the capacity of memory, management, team skill, and reading skills. Learning to instruments first time is hard for everyone, but if people learned at least one instrument, then that would help to offer health, relieve stress and improve performance … Read more

The Depiction of Marginalization and Poverty

Introduction: “Marginalization is the social process of becoming or being made marginal, especially as a group within a larger society”, according to the free dictionary . In each of the films, marginalization is a major theme. Tsotsi, ‘The Little Things’, Once Were Warriors and The City of Men: ‘The Emperor’s Crown’ all show affects of … Read more

"Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer

“Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer is fourth and final book of the Twilight series. In this book, Bella finally marries Edward and becomes a vampire. Unfortunately, for the Cullens, unforeseen complications take place when Bella becomes pregnant and the Volturi decide to visit the Cullens. Bella is happy to find out that Jacob, her best … Read more

The major factors that contributed to EuroDisney’s poor performance

The major factors that contributed to EuroDisney’s poor performance was the lack of market research and cultural awareness. EuroDisney was built just like American Disney parks, without giving though to cultural differences. American characters were used, instead of French cartoon characters. Disney banned alcohol in a culture that enjoys drinking wine. Everyone showed up for … Read more